Candice Danielle Allen



I am a 40-year-old Mother, Wife, Texan and Nurse! My Texas roots run strong and you will always see a smile on my face and in my heart. My husband is a Colorado State Trooper and we enjoy living and playing in the mountains around us. Our hobbies include boating, camping, four wheeling, and renovating our 1916 home.

I have two boys who are 11 and 7. Having children was a difficult task for me, and is why I became a nurse. I was pregnant 6 times in 5 years. I had two early miscarriages, a 21 week pregnancy that ended when my water broke too soon, and a full term son, Jackson, born still at 38 weeks. I realize the miracle of pregnancy and the joys and heartbreak that come along the way. I am grateful for my blessings in life as well as my challenges.

Nursing is my second career after working in Technical Business Design at Shell Oil Company in Houston, Texas. I have been a nurse for 8 years working in emergency rooms, critical access facilities, and teaching various aspects of nursing.

Why do I love nursing? It is the challenges in life that define, inspire, and drive us forward to greater things. Nursing allows individuals a window to support, encourage, instill hope, and to love others unconditionally as we work collectively to heal the body, mind and soul. I hope to accompany other on their journey as new windows are opened into the nursing profession.


  • Certificate in Practical Nursing - 2007
  • Associate in Applied Science – Nursing 2008
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – 2011
  • Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Informatics - January 2013
  • FEMA Emergency Preparedness Course -Completed September 2010
  • Mercy Medical Center Trauma Symposium - Completed October 2009
  • Mercy Medical Center Trauma Symposium - Completed October 2010
  • Mercy Medical Center Trauma Symposium - Completed October 2011
  • Mercy Medical Center Trauma Symposium - Completed October 2012
  • Mercy Medical Center Trauma Symposium - Completed October 2013
  • Penrose-St. Francis Trauma Symposium -Completed April 2011
  • Rural Trauma Team Development Course -Completed May 2011


  • Simulation Rotations for Fundamentals, Med/Surg, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, and Psych
  • Professional Practice
  • Nursing Management
  • Clinical Rotations for Fundamentals, Med/Surg, Management, and Internship
  • Service activities such as policy work, committees, boards, etc.:
  • Del Norte Community Ambulance
  • Magnolia Society
  • Service Excellence Advisor at Rio Grande Hospital
  • American Nurses Association Member
  • National Student Nurses Association Member
  • Emergency Nurses Association Member
  • Sigma Theta Tau—Nursing Honor Society Member
  • General Federation of Women's Clubs Member